Making contact – Using EDEM API to write custom contact models
This is the first in a series of posts focusing on contact models and showing examples of how the EDEM Application Programming Interface (API) can be used to customize and write new models for specific applications and complex bulk material behavior.
From Graduate to Engineering Manager – an Engineer’s journey
We’re celebrating an important milestone for the EDEM technical team with Stephen Cole, Engineering Manager, reaching 10 years of service! We took this opportunity to have a chat with Stephen and reflect on his career and experience.
Get your EDEM driving license in 5 easy steps
Are you interested in Discrete Element Method (DEM) simulation? Do you want to learn how to use EDEM software? Find out more about our EDEM eLearning portal, courses offered, how to get started and how to obtain your official certificate.
How-to: Modeling chains with particles
Following the results of the EDEM Visualization Contest, some of you have asked us how it is possible to model chains such as the ones shown in the log debarking video submitted by Andrew Hobbs. Well the answer is very simple: with particles!
Modelling geomaterials – new insight from our Intern
Our engineering intern reports on his work looking at using the Generic EDEM Material Model Database to model geomaterials such as sand, gravel, clay, etc. The example looked at consists of modelling the interaction between sand and a tillage tool.
Particle shear modulus – it can save you time
Particle Shear Modulus is one of the key parameters we can use to influence the time taken to run a simulation. Find out how reducing the Shear Modulus can result in faster simulations when used with caution.
Meet the Winners of 2015 EDEM Visualization Contest
We're pleased to showcase the most impressive EDEM simulations videos of users from industry and academia.
Playing with dirt at the GEMM database test center
In this video blog we take you through a demonstration of the Generic EDEM Material Model (GEMM) database. This was filmed during a conference and includes some live experiments, have a look!
Fluid Coupling: why should I care?
In this guest post, Andrew Hobbs, Chief CFD/DEM Engineer at Astec looks at particle – fluid interactions and discusses different options available to model complex systems where particles are influenced by the surrounding fluid (and vice versa!)
Our new worldwide Alumni community!
Find out more about our EDEM Academic Alumni Association. What is it? What are the key benefits? and learn about our ‘Take EDEM with you’ initiative…
Using the GEMM database and applying it to an EDEM – Adams Simulation
Find out how the Generic EDEM Material Model (GEMM) Database can be used to easily input a variety of different material models into your simulation. This post shows the example of an excavator handling two materials with different levels of cohesion